Friday, November 11, 2011

Shop Update scheduled for 1-1:30pm EDT 11-12-11.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Time Capsule

Here's a look at past clubs and their respective colorways:

All Roads Lead to Rome
Inspired by the HBO series "Rome"

  1. Mark Antony
  2. Titus Pullo
  3. Gaia
  4. Servilia of the Junii
  5. Gaius Octavian Ceasar
  6. Lucius Vorenus
  7. Eirene
  8. Niobe
  9. Julius Ceasar
  10. Atia of the Julii

Socks of the Bard
Inspired by the works of William Shakespeare

  1. Hamlet
  2. Titus Andronicus
  3. Macbeth
  4. Midsummer Night's Dream
  5. Othello
  6. Merchant of Venice

Time Machine
Inspired by famous/notorious historical figures

  1. Marie Antoinette
  2. Ghengis Khan
  3. Ezebet Bathory
  4. Al Capone
  5. Alexander the Great
  6. Da Vinci
  7. Elizabeth I
  8. Bonnie Parker
  9. Emperor Nero
Horrors of History; Torture Through the Ages
Inspired by historical torture devices, all OOAKs

  1. The Halifax Gibbet
  2. The Iron Maiden
  3. The Rack
  4. The Iron Boot
  5. The Pear of Anguish
  6. The Garrotte
  7. Herectic's Fork
  8. The Judas Pyramid
  9. The Brazen Bull
  10. The Scold's Bridel

The Home Stretch

Blargh.... I have five more skeins left to dye for the Gradients update and my feet feel like bloody stumps. :P

Tomorrow will be a very long day re-skeining 50 hanks. Joy. This would never have been possible if not for Rae. Thank beer that she is here to help! Therefore... This update brought to you by the goddess Rae.

I'm very curious to see what the response will be to the gradients version of "PtRR". For those of you not familiar with this colorway (BWAHAHAHHAH!) "Painting the Roses Red" originally debuted as a graduate. Here is an awesome example of how it knits up.

photo credits: Hrvdmnky on Ravelry.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Gradients Progress

I am finally able to start dyeing the gradients. I've been sick for the past week (compliments of my children, or as Gherkin would say, "belly fruit"). Because it was sinus and bronchial related, I abstained from dyeing as the chemical fumes would only exacerbate things. :/ Anyway, I have "Legion, For We Are Many" and"Jack-o-Lantern" dyeing up today. Originally, these colorways debuted as graduated, but I'm trying my hand at making a gradient version of them for the first November update. Gradients differ from graduates in the way that they are dyed and will therefore knit up differently. Also, the gradients are twin skeins in sock weight so that they can worked up as two matching pairs of projects, or combined and alternated to make a larger project. Below are two examples in other gradient colorways.

Here is an example of "Calypso", photo rights: LauraB on Ravelry:

And here is an example of "Darkness Falls", photo rights: Deianara-Crush on Ravelry